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Bali crash victim celebrates becoming a father

Filed under: Air Ambulances Abroad — Posted by: Andrew on February 10, 2012

A British man who was left in a coma following a motorcycle accident in Bali in 2011 has celebrated becoming a father, with his Balinese girlfriend.

Richard Plummer has been continuing his recovery from the accident, which left him close to death, in a rehabilitation centre in Sevenoaks, since his repatriation to the UK in July of last year.

The 32-year-old and his girlfriend, Indri, have had a little girl. Announcing the news, Richard’s father Eric said the baby had been named Tiana, after the Australian woman who was first to find Richard following the accident.

Eric went on to say,

“She is named after her because she was the first link in saving Richard’s life.”

The family are delighted with the birth of Tiana, whilst they are also happy with the recovery Richard is making, though he still struggles with his right side.

It is great relief for the family, after they were initially worried their son could die if they were not able to bring their son back to the UK. Living in Bali since 2009, he was not covered for such repatriation and his parents were not able to find the £80,000 cost of the air ambulance.

Through the use of their personal savings, and the help of an unnamed benefactor, the cost was eventually found. It has since been paid back in full through fund-raising efforts.

Richard, who was able to attend the birth of his daughter, is said to be besotted with Tiana, and refers to her as his ‘little angel’.

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